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Spiced Roasted Chicken

Warming spices and a burst of citrus breathe new life into a simple roasted chicken.

  • prep: 10 mins
    total time: 1 hour 20 mins
  • servings: 4
Photography: Con Poulos

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 whole chicken (3 1/2 to 4 pounds), rinsed and patted dry, legs tied
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled, halved crosswise, and cut into 1/2-inch wedges
  • 2 medium carrots, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 orange, unpeeled, cut into 8 wedges

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 450 degrees. In a small bowl, combine spices. Season chicken with salt and pepper, then rub all over with spice mixture. Place in a large Dutch oven or heavy pot with a tight-fitting lid. Arrange vegetables and orange wedges around chicken and add 1/2 cup water. Cover and roast 30 minutes. Remove lid and roast until skin is golden brown and juices run clear when chicken is pierced between breast and leg (an instant-read thermometer inserted in thickest part of a thigh, avoiding bone, should read 165 degrees), 30 minutes. Let rest 10 minutes before carving. Serve with vegetables and orange wedges.

Source
Everyday Food, May 2011

Reviews (3)

  • 31 Mar, 2013

    Just made this for Easter dinner and everyone
    Ioved it! I don't have a Dutch oven so i just used a roasting pan tightly covered with foil for the fist 40 minutes. Added a little more water in the bottom of the pan and added a little red onion sliced to the veggies and some in the chicken cavity with an orange wedge.

  • 27 Sep, 2012

    This was not good. Followed the directions exactly, took 30 minutes longer than it said. The oranges were burnt and the carrots were still raw. Chicken was merely okay.

  • 25 Jun, 2011

    I made this recipe last night, and it is the first roast chicken that has ever worked out for me. Used cast iron oval with lid vs shallower roasting pan I would usually use. Will try this with other spice/herb mixtures, different potatoes and citrus. Just GREAT!